When a section of the CalLutheran.edu website spans many pages, it can be useful to create a sub-section. Though it can be tempting to create a sub-section frequently, it should only be done when there are no other options to condense related content. Because a sub-section adds an extra level of navigation within a section, it increases the complexity of the user experience and should be used sparingly.
Head's Up: Due to the higher level of impact that this action has on university content, a sub-section can only be created by Section Admin users. Contact Us for assistance.
How to Create a Sub-Section
As seen in the example below, a sub-section organizes a group of common pages in the Navigation menu on the right side of the screen.
To create a sub-section, follow the below instructions:
- While you are Editing a Page, click the link in the upper left corner of the page. Then, click the button and choose the option.
- Directory Name must be lower case, with dashes only (i.e., no spaces).
- Friendly Name will pre-populate the Section Properties (named _props.pcf) to become the Section Title.
- Page Title will display in the Heading 1 region of the page, directly below the breadcrumb. The title should be succinct and relevant to the page content (e.g., Creating a Sub-Section).
- Description is for search engine optimization. A short description of the content on the page (e.g., How to create a new interior section on the Cal Lutheran website in Omni CMS).
- Add Navigation Item is set to "Yes" by default and should be left as-is. This will add a link to your new section to the Navigation file (named _nav.inc) at the root of your section, often called the parent folder.
- Select Overwrite Existing only when replacing an existing sub-section.
- Access Group is set to "(Inherit from Parent)" by default. In most cases, this should be left as-is, but you may change this to your Section Admin group if you would like to limit access from End-Users.
- Once you select Create, the wizard will create a new folder containing three new files: index.pcf file, _nav.inc file, and _props.pcf file.
See the below example of the Interior Section window when completing each field:
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